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Iron yoke slave collar

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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

This iron yoke collar was worn by a young New Orleans plantation slave who had escaped from her mistress, Madame Coutrell. After the Federal occupation of New Orleans, Capt. S. Tyler Reed of the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry had the yoke removed from the girl's neck. James Kendall Ewer wrote about this incident in his 1903 history of the regiment.